Every once and a while I get a craving for super-processed-magically-delicious Oreos. Yeah, I know…they are absolutely terrible. Maybe it’s just childhood nostalgia. Yeah, let’s go with that.
I decided to make a healthier, low-carb version!
These are pretty simple to make! Basically, it’s a chocolate shortbread cookie filled with cream cheese icing! They really kill a sweet tooth and go great with coffee or a nice glass of flax milk!
The ENTIRE batch had about 34 net carbs. So the individual cookies are less than 1 net carb each!
- 2 1/4 cups almond or hazelnut flour
- 3 tablespoons coconut flour
- 4 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup Swerve Sweetener
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4 oz. cream cheese – softened
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup powdered Swerve (you can grind granulated Swerve in a spice grinder)
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a medium bowl mix together the dry ingredients.
- In a separate bowl, cream together the Swerve and butter until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
- Add egg and vanilla, mix until fully combined.
- Add dry ingredients and mix until combined.
- Roll out dough between two sheets of waxed paper to a rectangle about 1/8 of an inch thick. Using a circle cutter, cut out as many cookies as you can. Place them onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet. Re-roll out cookie dough until you run out!
- Bake cookies for 12 minutes. Let cool completely before filling.
To make filling:
- Using a food processor, cream together cream cheese, and butter.
- Mix in vanilla extract.
- Gradually mix in powdered Swerve.
how do you store these cookies?
I portioned mine into ziplock baggies and stored them in the refrigerator 🙂
Could I substitute 1/2 cup Stevia for the Swerve? I like the ingredients in Stevia better than in Swerve.
It depends on what kind you are using…..powdered…liquid…and stevia is a lot sweeter. It might take some playing around!
If you do you should use less Stevia than Swerve.
Another awesome recipe! Can’t wait to try them!
What is the purpose of the xanthan gum?
Xanthan gum improves gluten free baking. It mimics gluten to make your final product not crumbly. It’s not necessary but it will be better with it.
Is the xanthan absolutely necessary? I would love to make these, but I’ve never used it, and would rather just do without 😛 is it possible?
Its not absolutely necessary but it makes a better finished product (not a crumbly). I would invest in some if you plan on lots of gluten-free baking!
Thank you so much for that tid-bit. Have a glorious day.
Is gluccomannan inter-changeable with the zanthum gum?
I don’t have xanthan and I don’t have a gluten issue so could I use gluccomanan (sp?) which I do have on hand?
I actually have no idea what gluccomanan does or what it is! 😦 I use the xanthan to improve the texture–almond flour can get a little crumbly and brittle and it helps it stay springy.
It’s a thickening agent
Where do u get the xanthan?
What is the fat content in the Keto-Oreo cookies, per cookie.
I am so excited! I have everything to make these! I will post pics! Thanks!!
I just made these and they are fanglorious. The texture of the cookie is perfect and the cream….mmmm. Thanks for the recipe. Obvious skill went into it 😉
I’m hoping to make your gnocci soon.
I have Lo Han sweetener, can I substitute it for Swerve?
I would think so if it’s granular for the cookie part!
What size was the “cookie cutter” you used? Thanks.
1 3/4 inch 🙂
…anndd THANK YOU for not making a complicated million step recipe with hard to find ingredients. I’ve seen some other LC “oreo” recipes and they are too much work.
could i substitute all coconut flour for the almond flour i am allergic to almonds?
I also would like to know
I would like to know as well. Im allergic to all nuts. Thanks
Coconut flour is drastically different from nut flours. It absorbs a lot more liquid and the finished product is usually a lot softer than nut flours. I’ve never tried it with coconut flour, but I would imagine the entire cookie recipe would be different ratios with it . Sorry 🤔
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I’m a huge oreo fan, so I’m definitely going to try this. 🙂 Good to know there is a low-carb version of my favorite snack.
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What is the carb count?
Can I substitute real sugar for the Swerve?
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Hi there, do you know if these will freeze well? How long do you think they will last in the fridge if not? Thanks so much! Can’t wait to try them for my T1D girls.
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I absolutely can’t wait to make these!! I am always looking for gluten free, low carb, sugar free desserts that taste GOOD!!!
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Just made these tonight! So yummy. But i halved the recipe and (stupid question but I’m not a baker…) want to know what the cookie texture would be like if I didn’t half the egg… which I might have meticulously done…
love your recipes!, but i haven’t been getting recipes lately.
Hey kelly! I just had a baby so I’ve had hands full BUT I do have a recipe for German Chocolate Cake Fudge that I will be posting this weekend!
great recipes!, but I haven’t been getting your recipes by email lately.
These look so good! I can’t wait to try them!
Does anyone have a recommendation or a conversion for using stevia? or xylitol? I want to make these SO bad…but I don’t want to buy a bag of swerve just for this when I already have stevia and xylitol. Thanks! 🙂
I don’t think so! 🙂
Please list the carb counts when posting low card foods. You can say low carb, but to some, 20 carbs per item is low. I only eat 40 carbs a day so a treat has to be very low carb.
Hi vicki! The carb count is listed in the blog post in bold 🙂 they have less than 1 carb per cookie.
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Would using psyllium husk or chia seeds not be an excellent sub for xanthan gum?
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I am looking forward to trying this, my Dad LOVES oreos-they are his main downfall and as a diabetic, he can’t do the package of oreos every couple days anymore. About how many cookies (as a sandwich or individual circles) did it make?
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My mother in law can not have any nuts… do you have any substitutes for the almond or hazel nut flour? Would regular gluten free flour work?
Liz, I would try this recipe instead! They look the same & still sugarfree but they use oat flour instead! https://dessertswithbenefits.com/homemade-oreos/
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I just used stevia and the after taste is overwhelming. Oh well use the actual ingredients next time.
Wow I have to try these!
Do you have any recipe for a cookie more like the vanilla one in the golden oreos (honestly the one treat I truly mourn since going keto)?
Look up my 2 ingredient almond cookies! They are like nilla wafers!
Could you just omit the cocoa? Or replace it with whey protein? I’m craving vanilla creme cookies today…. 😀
Did you pipe the filling onto the cookies?
I actually used an off-set spaluta, but a butter knife should work just fine.
Is there a nutritional breakdown for this recipe?
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